My bike fell over Sunday & messed up one of the trick mirrors I got for it. Stuff happens.
I'd paint it in the hopes the gremlins won't recognize it. Change out the exhaust too, just in case its the sound that reminds them, "There goes that A-hole again, let's get him!"
And get yourself a gremlin bell too, I have one on my bike.
By the holy power of Love, Life & Laughter, I commend you to Go Forth & Be Awesome!